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5:40 PM ET, July 6, 2010

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Andrew Golis / Yahoo! News:
Introducing The Upshot  —  Welcome!  Thanks for stopping by.  —  So what the heck is The Upshot?  Eight people, six reporters and two editors, working each day to tell you what's happening in the world with short bursts of reporting and analysis.  —  Our goal is to be blunt narrators …
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Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Yahoo! News Blog ‘The Upshot’ …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Woot To The AP: Nice Story About Our Sale — You Now Owe Us $17.50  —  Gotta love those guys at Woot.  They just sold to Amazon for $110 million, but that's not stopping them from calling anyone out as they see fit.  In this case, we particularly love it because they're calling out the AP …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   AP Not Amused By The Woot Story, Tries To Play The Oil Spill Card
Bloomberg:
Moguls' Sun Valley Summer Camp to Focus on Web, Not Mega-Deals  —  Media moguls at Allen & Co.'s annual conference, usually on the prowl for the next big deal, are paying more attention to small screens as they confront rapidly shifting consumer tastes.  —  With more customers catching …
Discussion: DealBook
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Moguls gearing up for Sun Valley confab
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal:
MySpace Ads Up for Grabs  —  News Corp. is in discussions with Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. about replacing MySpace's crucial search-advertising partnership with Google, which expires next month, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  Under the existing deal …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Wall Street Journal Throws A Softball To MySpace
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Matt Tobey / Comedy Central Insider:
Women of The Daily Show Speak  —  It's no secret that The Daily Show was recently accused of being a sexist boys' club.  Jon even mentioned it briefly on the show last week.  Well, today, the women who work on the show released a letter in response.  SPOILER ALERT: They disagree.
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Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Former Wired Blogger Alexis Madrigal Is Heading Up The Atlantic's New Tech Channel  —  Last month, Alexis Madrigal, who had been helming Wired.com's science blog, announced in a post that he was leaving to work for The Atlantic.  —  Today, the magazine announced that Madrigal has joined …
Discussion: New York Observer
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Onion News Network's ‘Future: News From the Year 2137’  —  A warning to all the people who bemoan the shoddy and salacious state of cable news: The Onion thinks it's only going to get worse.  —  For three years The Onion has been spoofing Fox News, CNN and MSNBC with its Onion News Network …
Discussion: Romenesko, Mediaite and eMedia Vitals
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Johnston Press executive admits company failings  —  A Johnston Press executive has admitted what some of us have known, and said, for years.  Its cutbacks have been too close to the bone and the company expanded unwisely.  —  Or, to quote the exact words of Michael Johnston …
Discussion: Press Gazette
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Helen Lambourne / Holdthefrontpage.co.uk:
‘Pay journalists better’ says committee report
Discussion: Jon Slattery
Washington Post:
Tom Shales: Larry King's exit marks the end of a gentlemanly era in TV talk  —  No More Mr. Nice Guys.  Such is the prognosis for the post-King world — Larry King, of course, who has had a rocky year in the ratings and who recently announced his retirement from the flagship talk show he hosts on CNN.
David Whelan / The Biz Blog:
EXCLUSIVE: Rolling Stone Writer Who Brought Down a General Gets a Big Book Deal  —  Michael Hastings, the Rolling Stone writer whose story on General Stanley McChrystal became the biggest news in Washington for a week, has scored a major book deal Forbes has learned.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
More Newspapers Are Taking Credit Cards at Vending Machines  —  Wall Street Journal Added Card Readers to 190 Machines Before Greater New York Launch  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Newspapers are edging away from demanding a fistful of coins at their vending machines and toward accepting plastic.
Discussion: New York Observer
Jake Batsell / CJR:
Lone Star Trailblazer  —  Will the Texas Tribune transform Texas journalism?  —  A week after the March 2 Texas primary, more than 250 caffeinated Austin insiders gathered in a downtown ballroom for a Q-and-A breakfast with Bill White, the newly crowned Democratic gubernatorial nominee.
Discussion: Romenesko
Dan Frommer / The Wire:
Here's How BuzzFeed Plans To Turn Viral Content Into Cash  —  BuzzFeed, which aggregates all the viral/goofy/bizarre/hilarious content on the web, just raised $8 million and hired a new president.  Now the NYC-based company is making a play to turn the web's viral content into cash …
Discussion: tag me with a spoon
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Exclusive: Relativity + Netflix Stream Pact Pushes Pay TV  —  In a deal that may change the landscape of pay television deals, Relativity Media and Netflix are gearing up to announce an alliance in which the online streaming service will exclusively release Relativity movies in what would otherwise …
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Google's Display Advertising Plans Include Gmail, YouTube  —  Proprietary Properties, Third-Party Network and Efficiency Are Search Giant's Strategies for Success  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — For a company that has made a big business of indexing third-party websites, a substantial part …
Rem Rieder / Washington Post:
Book World: Dave Kindred's Washington Post-focused ‘Morning Miracle’  —  Inside The Washington Post — A Great Newspaper Fights for Its Life  —  266 pp.  $26.95  —  “Morning Miracle” is a love story, a tale of passion starring a faded beauty trying desperately to hang on in a rapidly changing world.
Discussion: Romenesko and New York Observer
Sara Ganim / Centre Daily Times:
Centre County judges tell CDT to erase stories  —  Collegian also told to delete archived information about five defendants  —  BELLEFONTE — Two Centre County judges have signed orders directing the Centre Daily Times to delete archived stories about five defendants of the county court system.
Discussion: Romenesko
Eric Deggans / blogs.tampabay.com:
Caught in the middle of a juicy media fight over appearances on CNN's Reliable Sources  —  There is nothing like a good old fashioned catty media fight.  Except maybe getting caught in the middle of one without expecting it.  —  So imagine my surprise yesterday, when I discovered …
Discussion: Mediaite, Romenesko and Chickaboomer
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Winning Isn't Everything?  Examining What Really Matters In Ratings  —  Buckle your seatbelt because we're going full speed ahead into insidery territory.  —  TVByTheNumbers, which documents network and cable ratings, asks an interesting question - does “winning” actually matter?
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro / NPR:
It's A Boy: War Reporter's Baby Shower In Baghdad … Hannah Allam is having a baby shower.  Her son, Bilal, is due in four months.  And unlike most baby showers, the guests at this one are more accustomed to donning helmets and flak jackets than writing out advice for the new mother on small blue cards.
Discussion: Jezebel
 
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Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
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Guardian:
Our data journalism is opening up a world of information
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Dominic Ponsford / Editor's Blog:
The Times website: Thanks for the free log-in, here's five ways to make it better
Laura Oliver / Journalism.co.uk:
Census charts the world's journalism education programmes
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Wall Street Journal:
Media, Retail Firms Meld Business Models Online
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Greece Backs Away From Online Ad Tax
Jeremy Wagstaff / loose wire blog:
Google and Penguin: Bookending a Revolution
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Mark Fitzgerald / EditorandPublisher.com:
Fireworks at Journal Register Co: ‘Ben Franklin Project’ …